Wille Schenk’s Landscapes

Wille Schenk was never concerned with the imitative rendering of what the eye sees. The optically perceived was the external occasion, gave him impulses. For him, a format as a square or rectangle (made of paper or canvas) had an inherent demand for design, and the resulting lines, surfaces, and colors had to be brought into a structured network of relationships. So there had to be a new, an artistically won “reality”.

This is not only true for his non-objective, but also for the representational images.

Even with the early landscape graphics from the early 1920s, this impetus is clearly recognizable.

In total there are 17 graphics, 20 watercolors and 11 oil paintings.